Help with a Repetitive Task

purceld2

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Hi There,

I was wondering if i could get you help with a repetitive task that I do every day. It has been suggested that a VBA macro could do the task.

I have a spreadsheet of many thousands of lines each containing a column with the "Artist and Track Name" (example below). I cut and paste this data into YouTube to check whether the Song already exist.

This can be very tedious and if possible I would like to create a VBA macro that possess each selected cells opening a Youtube Tab in the browser.

Many thanks for help

Sandi Havens - Happy (1980) ~ Great Atlantic
T. J. Johnson - Pretty Lady (1982) ~ Switch
Marcus ft Reginald Gaulden - Love They Don’t Know You (1982) ~ Marcus
Charles Beverly - Don’t You Want A Man Like Me (80s) ~ Vanessa
Gordon Henderson & U Convention - Blame It On Life (1981) [LP:Gordon Henderson & U Convention] ~ Apia
Crack Of Dawn - How Many Times (1981) [LP:Horizons] ~ TTR
Zenith - Freedom Vibrations (1981) [LP:Freedom Vibrations] ~ Lynx International
Rocket - Here Comes My Love (1982) [LP:Rocket] ~ Quality
Chuck Jackson - I’m Your Man ~ {Ace}
Audrey Matthews - I Have No Choice ~ {Kent}
Sharon Scott - It’s Better ~ {Kent}
The Blue Notes - The Girl Makes Me Wanna Sing (1977) [LP:The Truth Has Come To Light] ~ Glades
The Blue Notes - Standing By You Girl (1977) [LP:The Truth Has Come To Light] ~ Glades
Stan Martin - Beautiful Girl (1978) [LP:Stan Martin Is Dr Cool ] ~ RAM
Jimmy Sabater - Memories Of You (1969) [LP:Solo] ~ Tico
Peggy Gaines - Just To Satisfy My Baby (1969) ~ Ref-o-ree
Lee Moses - Free At Last (1971) [LP:Time And Place] ~ Maple
Commands - I’ve Got Love For My Baby (1968) ~ Dynamic
Johnny Moore - Your Love Is Fadin’ (1969) ~ Mercury
Fortson & Scott - Sweet Lover (1968) ~ Pzazz
Ron And Candy - Lovely Weekend (1973) ~ Inner City
Ray Lewis - Too Sweet To Be Lonely (1969) ~ D’ar Recording Company
Steelers - A Thousand Tomorrows (1970) ~ Epic
Clyde McPhatter - Anyone Can Tell (We’re In Love) (1970) [LP:Welcome Home ] ~ MCA
5 Wagers - Come And Ask Me (1974) ~ Tiara
Bottom & Company - Gonna Find A True Love (1974) ~ Motown
The Newcomers - The Whole World’s A Picture Show (1974) ~ Truth
Ann Sexton - You’ve Been Gone Too Long (1971) ~ Impel
Bull - Bygones (1972) ~ Bell
Four Tops - Clip My Wings ~ Motown
Oscar Perry - Let Me Grow Old With You (1975) ~ Crazy Cajun
Maxine Brown - Bella Mia (1973) ~ Avco Embassy
The Vee Gees - Talkin’ (1974) ~ Jump Off
The Eliminators - Loving Explosion (1974) [LP:Loving Explosion] ~ Zafiro
 

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Sufiyan97

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Try if this works for you

Book1
ABC
1Sandi Havens - Happy (1980) ~ Great Atlantichttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Sandi+Havens+-+Happy+(1980)+~+Great+Atlantic
2T. J. Johnson - Pretty Lady (1982) ~ Switchhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=T.+J.+Johnson+-+Pretty+Lady+(1982)+~+Switch
3Marcus ft Reginald Gaulden - Love They Don’t Know You (1982) ~ Marcushttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Marcus+ft+Reginald+Gaulden+-+Love+They+Don’t+Know+You+(1982)+~+Marcus
4Charles Beverly - Don’t You Want A Man Like Me (80s) ~ Vanessahttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Charles+Beverly+-+Don’t+You+Want+A+Man+Like+Me+(80s)+~+Vanessa
5Gordon Henderson & U Convention - Blame It On Life (1981) [LP:Gordon Henderson & U Convention] ~ Apiahttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Gordon+Henderson+%26+U+Convention+-+Blame+It+On+Life+(1981)+%5BLP%3AGordon+Henderson+%26+U+Convention%5D+~+Apia
6Crack Of Dawn - How Many Times (1981) [LP:Horizons] ~ TTRhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Crack+Of+Dawn+-+How+Many+Times+(1981)+%5BLP%3AHorizons%5D+~+TTR
7Zenith - Freedom Vibrations (1981) [LP:Freedom Vibrations] ~ Lynx Internationalhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Zenith+-+Freedom+Vibrations+(1981)+%5BLP%3AFreedom+Vibrations%5D+~+Lynx+International
8Rocket - Here Comes My Love (1982) [LP:Rocket] ~ Qualityhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Rocket+-+Here+Comes+My+Love+(1982)+%5BLP%3ARocket%5D+~+Quality
9Chuck Jackson - I’m Your Man ~ {Ace}https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Chuck+Jackson+-+I’m+Your+Man+~+{Ace}
10Audrey Matthews - I Have No Choice ~ {Kent}https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Audrey+Matthews+-+I+Have+No+Choice+~+{Kent}
11Sharon Scott - It’s Better ~ {Kent}https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Sharon+Scott+-+It’s+Better+~+{Kent}
12The Blue Notes - The Girl Makes Me Wanna Sing (1977) [LP:The Truth Has Come To Light] ~ Gladeshttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Blue+Notes+-+The+Girl+Makes+Me+Wanna+Sing+(1977)+%5BLP%3AThe+Truth+Has+Come+To+Light%5D+~+Glades
13The Blue Notes - Standing By You Girl (1977) [LP:The Truth Has Come To Light] ~ Gladeshttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Blue+Notes+-+Standing+By+You+Girl+(1977)+%5BLP%3AThe+Truth+Has+Come+To+Light%5D+~+Glades
14Stan Martin - Beautiful Girl (1978) [LP:Stan Martin Is Dr Cool ] ~ RAMhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Stan+Martin+-+Beautiful+Girl+(1978)+%5BLP%3AStan+Martin+Is+Dr+Cool+%5D+~+RAM
15Jimmy Sabater - Memories Of You (1969) [LP:Solo] ~ Ticohttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Jimmy+Sabater+-+Memories+Of+You+(1969)+%5BLP%3ASolo%5D+~+Tico
16Peggy Gaines - Just To Satisfy My Baby (1969) ~ Ref-o-reehttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Peggy+Gaines+-+Just+To+Satisfy+My+Baby+(1969)+~+Ref-o-ree
17Lee Moses - Free At Last (1971) [LP:Time And Place] ~ Maplehttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Lee+Moses+-+Free+At+Last+(1971)+%5BLP%3ATime+And+Place%5D+~+Maple
18Commands - I’ve Got Love For My Baby (1968) ~ Dynamichttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Commands+-+I’ve+Got+Love+For+My+Baby+(1968)+~+Dynamic
19Johnny Moore - Your Love Is Fadin’ (1969) ~ Mercuryhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Johnny+Moore+-+Your+Love+Is+Fadin’+(1969)+~+Mercury
20Fortson & Scott - Sweet Lover (1968) ~ Pzazzhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Fortson+%26+Scott+-+Sweet+Lover+(1968)+~+Pzazz
21Ron And Candy - Lovely Weekend (1973) ~ Inner Cityhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Ron+And+Candy+-+Lovely+Weekend+(1973)+~+Inner+City
22Ray Lewis - Too Sweet To Be Lonely (1969) ~ D’ar Recording Companyhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Ray+Lewis+-+Too+Sweet+To+Be+Lonely+(1969)+~+D’ar+Recording+Company
23Steelers - A Thousand Tomorrows (1970) ~ Epichttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Steelers+-+A+Thousand+Tomorrows+(1970)+~+Epic
24Clyde McPhatter - Anyone Can Tell (We’re In Love) (1970) [LP:Welcome Home ] ~ MCAhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Clyde+McPhatter+-+Anyone+Can+Tell+(We’re+In+Love)+(1970)+%5BLP%3AWelcome+Home+%5D+~+MCA
255 Wagers - Come And Ask Me (1974) ~ Tiarahttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=5+Wagers+-+Come+And+Ask+Me+(1974)+~+Tiara
26Bottom & Company - Gonna Find A True Love (1974) ~ Motownhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Bottom+%26+Company+-+Gonna+Find+A+True+Love+(1974)+~+Motown
27The Newcomers - The Whole World’s A Picture Show (1974) ~ Truthhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Newcomers+-+The+Whole+World’s+A+Picture+Show+(1974)+~+Truth
28Ann Sexton - You’ve Been Gone Too Long (1971) ~ Impelhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Ann+Sexton+-+You’ve+Been+Gone+Too+Long+(1971)+~+Impel
29Bull - Bygones (1972) ~ Bellhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Bull+-+Bygones+(1972)+~+Bell
30Four Tops - Clip My Wings ~ Motownhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Four+Tops+-+Clip+My+Wings+~+Motown
31Oscar Perry - Let Me Grow Old With You (1975) ~ Crazy Cajunhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Oscar+Perry+-+Let+Me+Grow+Old+With+You+(1975)+~+Crazy+Cajun
32Maxine Brown - Bella Mia (1973) ~ Avco Embassyhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Maxine+Brown+-+Bella+Mia+(1973)+~+Avco+Embassy
33The Vee Gees - Talkin’ (1974) ~ Jump Offhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Vee+Gees+-+Talkin’+(1974)+~+Jump+Off
34The Eliminators - Loving Explosion (1974) [LP:Loving Explosion] ~ Zafirohttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Eliminators+-+Loving+Explosion+(1974)+%5BLP%3ALoving+Explosion%5D+~+Zafiro
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Sheet1
Cell Formulas
RangeFormula
B1:B34B1=HYPERLINK(CONCATENATE("https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=",SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(A1," ","+"),"&","%26"),"[","%5B"),":","%3A"),"]","%5D")))
 

purceld2

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Joined
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Messages
554
Try if this works for you

Book1
ABC
1Sandi Havens - Happy (1980) ~ Great Atlantichttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Sandi+Havens+-+Happy+(1980)+~+Great+Atlantic
2T. J. Johnson - Pretty Lady (1982) ~ Switchhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=T.+J.+Johnson+-+Pretty+Lady+(1982)+~+Switch
3Marcus ft Reginald Gaulden - Love They Don’t Know You (1982) ~ Marcushttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Marcus+ft+Reginald+Gaulden+-+Love+They+Don’t+Know+You+(1982)+~+Marcus
4Charles Beverly - Don’t You Want A Man Like Me (80s) ~ Vanessahttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Charles+Beverly+-+Don’t+You+Want+A+Man+Like+Me+(80s)+~+Vanessa
5Gordon Henderson & U Convention - Blame It On Life (1981) [LP:Gordon Henderson & U Convention] ~ Apiahttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Gordon+Henderson+%26+U+Convention+-+Blame+It+On+Life+(1981)+%5BLP%3AGordon+Henderson+%26+U+Convention%5D+~+Apia
6Crack Of Dawn - How Many Times (1981) [LP:Horizons] ~ TTRhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Crack+Of+Dawn+-+How+Many+Times+(1981)+%5BLP%3AHorizons%5D+~+TTR
7Zenith - Freedom Vibrations (1981) [LP:Freedom Vibrations] ~ Lynx Internationalhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Zenith+-+Freedom+Vibrations+(1981)+%5BLP%3AFreedom+Vibrations%5D+~+Lynx+International
8Rocket - Here Comes My Love (1982) [LP:Rocket] ~ Qualityhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Rocket+-+Here+Comes+My+Love+(1982)+%5BLP%3ARocket%5D+~+Quality
9Chuck Jackson - I’m Your Man ~ {Ace}https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Chuck+Jackson+-+I’m+Your+Man+~+{Ace}
10Audrey Matthews - I Have No Choice ~ {Kent}https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Audrey+Matthews+-+I+Have+No+Choice+~+{Kent}
11Sharon Scott - It’s Better ~ {Kent}https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Sharon+Scott+-+It’s+Better+~+{Kent}
12The Blue Notes - The Girl Makes Me Wanna Sing (1977) [LP:The Truth Has Come To Light] ~ Gladeshttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Blue+Notes+-+The+Girl+Makes+Me+Wanna+Sing+(1977)+%5BLP%3AThe+Truth+Has+Come+To+Light%5D+~+Glades
13The Blue Notes - Standing By You Girl (1977) [LP:The Truth Has Come To Light] ~ Gladeshttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Blue+Notes+-+Standing+By+You+Girl+(1977)+%5BLP%3AThe+Truth+Has+Come+To+Light%5D+~+Glades
14Stan Martin - Beautiful Girl (1978) [LP:Stan Martin Is Dr Cool ] ~ RAMhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Stan+Martin+-+Beautiful+Girl+(1978)+%5BLP%3AStan+Martin+Is+Dr+Cool+%5D+~+RAM
15Jimmy Sabater - Memories Of You (1969) [LP:Solo] ~ Ticohttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Jimmy+Sabater+-+Memories+Of+You+(1969)+%5BLP%3ASolo%5D+~+Tico
16Peggy Gaines - Just To Satisfy My Baby (1969) ~ Ref-o-reehttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Peggy+Gaines+-+Just+To+Satisfy+My+Baby+(1969)+~+Ref-o-ree
17Lee Moses - Free At Last (1971) [LP:Time And Place] ~ Maplehttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Lee+Moses+-+Free+At+Last+(1971)+%5BLP%3ATime+And+Place%5D+~+Maple
18Commands - I’ve Got Love For My Baby (1968) ~ Dynamichttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Commands+-+I’ve+Got+Love+For+My+Baby+(1968)+~+Dynamic
19Johnny Moore - Your Love Is Fadin’ (1969) ~ Mercuryhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Johnny+Moore+-+Your+Love+Is+Fadin’+(1969)+~+Mercury
20Fortson & Scott - Sweet Lover (1968) ~ Pzazzhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Fortson+%26+Scott+-+Sweet+Lover+(1968)+~+Pzazz
21Ron And Candy - Lovely Weekend (1973) ~ Inner Cityhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Ron+And+Candy+-+Lovely+Weekend+(1973)+~+Inner+City
22Ray Lewis - Too Sweet To Be Lonely (1969) ~ D’ar Recording Companyhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Ray+Lewis+-+Too+Sweet+To+Be+Lonely+(1969)+~+D’ar+Recording+Company
23Steelers - A Thousand Tomorrows (1970) ~ Epichttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Steelers+-+A+Thousand+Tomorrows+(1970)+~+Epic
24Clyde McPhatter - Anyone Can Tell (We’re In Love) (1970) [LP:Welcome Home ] ~ MCAhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Clyde+McPhatter+-+Anyone+Can+Tell+(We’re+In+Love)+(1970)+%5BLP%3AWelcome+Home+%5D+~+MCA
255 Wagers - Come And Ask Me (1974) ~ Tiarahttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=5+Wagers+-+Come+And+Ask+Me+(1974)+~+Tiara
26Bottom & Company - Gonna Find A True Love (1974) ~ Motownhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Bottom+%26+Company+-+Gonna+Find+A+True+Love+(1974)+~+Motown
27The Newcomers - The Whole World’s A Picture Show (1974) ~ Truthhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Newcomers+-+The+Whole+World’s+A+Picture+Show+(1974)+~+Truth
28Ann Sexton - You’ve Been Gone Too Long (1971) ~ Impelhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Ann+Sexton+-+You’ve+Been+Gone+Too+Long+(1971)+~+Impel
29Bull - Bygones (1972) ~ Bellhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Bull+-+Bygones+(1972)+~+Bell
30Four Tops - Clip My Wings ~ Motownhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Four+Tops+-+Clip+My+Wings+~+Motown
31Oscar Perry - Let Me Grow Old With You (1975) ~ Crazy Cajunhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Oscar+Perry+-+Let+Me+Grow+Old+With+You+(1975)+~+Crazy+Cajun
32Maxine Brown - Bella Mia (1973) ~ Avco Embassyhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Maxine+Brown+-+Bella+Mia+(1973)+~+Avco+Embassy
33The Vee Gees - Talkin’ (1974) ~ Jump Offhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Vee+Gees+-+Talkin’+(1974)+~+Jump+Off
34The Eliminators - Loving Explosion (1974) [LP:Loving Explosion] ~ Zafirohttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Eliminators+-+Loving+Explosion+(1974)+%5BLP%3ALoving+Explosion%5D+~+Zafiro
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Sheet1
Cell Formulas
RangeFormula
B1:B34B1=HYPERLINK(CONCATENATE("https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=",SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(A1," ","+"),"&","%26"),"[","%5B"),":","%3A"),"]","%5D")))
Hi A Durfani

Thanks you so much for your prompt reply.

I have tested the formula and it works with one issue.
Everytime I click the link I get the message below, requiring me to accept the YouTube agreement which adds to me an unnecessary step.
When I do the process manually I do not get this screen.
Is there a way around this screen?
YouTube Message.PNG
 

purceld2

Well-known Member
Joined
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Messages
554
Hi A Durfani

Thanks you so much for your prompt reply.

I have tested the formula and it works with one issue.
Everytime I click the link I get the message below, requiring me to accept the YouTube agreement which adds to me an unnecessary step.
When I do the process manually I do not get this screen.
Is there a way around this screen?
View attachment 39547
Hi A Durfani

I have managed to find a solution with a setting in chrome.

Thanks again for all your help.

Regards

Desmond
 

Sufiyan97

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Joined
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Messages
407
Office Version
  1. 2013
Platform
  1. Windows
Hi A Durfani

I have managed to find a solution with a setting in chrome.

Thanks again for all your help.

Regards

Desmond
You're welcome & thanks for the feedback.
 

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